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Year 12 Dunstan High School pupil Tom Goldsmith (16) has been named as a member of the New Zealand junior kayak slalom team to compete in the junior world championships to be held in Ivrea, Italy, in July.

In the team selection races competitors race in three events. Goldsmith qualified third in kayak slalom and qualified first in the extreme slalom boater cross event.

His selection capped off an eventful month as he won the junior title at the South Island slalom championships at Tekapo in March and made the final round of the 2022 Citroen extreme boatercross recently on the Kawerau River.

He joins Finn Butcher, of Alexandra, the top qualifier in the NZ senior team in slalom and extreme slalom and Nick Collier, of Alexandra, who was selected in the national under-23 extreme team.